Siu Lim Tao
Siu Lim Tao is the firsthand form of the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. The form teaches the correct hand and arm positions for attack and defense. Development and use of energy are the focus of Siu Lim Tao training.
In this informative Mastering Siu Lim Tao video, Grandmaster Samuel Kwok teaches the correct method of performing the form as handed down by Ip Man, and gives the student the keys to training the foundation of the Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu method. Instruction includes the correct method of performing the form, as well as training methods and the application of each technique.
Chum Kiu is the second form in the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. This form teaches the dynamic application of the techniques learned in Wing Chun’s first form Siu Lim Tao. While the first form teaches the correct structure of the attacks and defensive movements, it is in Chum Kiu that the student learns to “seek the bridge” and use both hands simultaneously, such as one hand defending while the other attacks.
Chum Kiu teaches stepping and footwork, and also Wing Chun’s specialized kicking method and the generation of power through the correct method of using the entire body in stance turning (Yiu Ma). In this video, Grandmaster Kwok also demonstrates and explains in detail the use of Wing Chun’s devastating short-range power.
Biu Gee “thrusting fingers,” also known as “first aid hand,” is the last hand form taught in the Ip Man Wing Chun system. Biu Gee training is one of the keys to learning to focus energy into a strike. Biu Gee also develops devastating striking power by combining focused strikes with the rotational energy developed by correct stance turning (Yiu Ma), as learned in the previous training of the Chum Kiu form. Another key of Biu Gee training is to train the hands to regain the center if the centerline is lost or unguarded.
The Biu Gee form teaches two unique methods of footwork, the use of “Two Direction Energy” and how to control the opponent and effectively use continuous striking movements. In this video, Grandmaster Kwok demonstrates the proper method of training this devastating form. It is the complete training in all three forms that allows the student to correctly apply Wing Chun in Chi Sao as well as in the Wooden Dummy Training.
Grandmaster Samuel Kwok has been studying Wing Chun since 1967. After moving to the UK in 1972, he studied under Lee Sing. After returning to Hong Kong, GM Kwok began intensive private study with Grandmaster Ip Chun. He was awarded Master Status in 1981 and represented Ip Chun for many years. Grandmaster Kwok was the first to bring Ip Chun and Ip Ching from Hong Kong, and introduce their teaching to the U.K. Europe, Germany, Australia, Denmark, and the U.S. In 1994, Grandmaster Kwok returned to study with Grandmaster Ip Ching. He is the senior representative of the Ip Man / Ip Chun / Ip Ching lineage in the U.K. and U.S., with certified instructors around the world.